raptorial


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The front pair of legs is raptorial for seizing prey, while the rear pairs are flat and fringed for swimming.
Strong raptorial legs are used in capturing prey, which is stabbed with a piercing proboscis.
In fact, this feeding plasticity had already been documented in homarid lobsters, with the last zoeal stage of Homarus americanus being recorded to successfully perform suspension feeding rather than raptorial feeding, the most commonly recorded behavior (Barshaw and Bryant-Rich.
Forelegs relatively long and armed with spines; tibiae and metatarsi with one to three rows of raptorial spines along the anterior prolateral surfaces, where long erect spines are interspersed by three or four smaller bent ones (e.
Examples include the evolution of raptorial front legs in some katydids (Whitman et al.
My secretary cannot resist transcribing one final definition: "A raptorial bird of South Africa .
Five of the mortalities had damage consistent with being eaten by an avian predator with a raptorial beak.
We collected pellets of all resident raptorial birds, except the raven, and scats of two mammalian predators, the red fox and grizzly bear.
A continuation of studies of raptorial bird nesting sites along proposed pipeline routes in Alaska.
Coelophysis, Syntarsus, Dilophosaurus), have relatively short, raptorial fore-limbs (Welles 1984; Gauthier 1986; Colbert 1989; Sereno 1993; Sereno et al.
Wielding two large raptorial claws, they spear and smash their prey's outer shells, justifying their nickname of "thumb busters.
Most research evaluating avian GI transit times has involved psittacine species, with little focus on raptorial birds.